Front Ensemble: Bryan Nungaray
Bryan Nungaray is currently one of the most active educators in the realm of marching percussion, assuming the role of both instructor and arranger for several groups in the Southern California region, such as the 2016 SCPA Percussion Scholastic Open Gold Medalist, Etiwanda High School from Rancho Cucamonga, CA, and the 2015 WBA Grand Champions with High Percussion, Ayala High School from Chino Hills, CA.
His performance experience extends back to his participation with the Mission Viejo High School Percussion Ensemble, where he played tenors with the Indoor Percussion ensemble, as well as mallet percussion for the Concert Indoor Percussion Ensemble under the instruction of Mike Jackson and Jim Wunderlich. Both groups earned immense praise, earning the 2004 WGI Percussion Scholastic World Silver Medal and Percussion Scholastic Concert Open Gold Medal – along with the 2005 WGI Percussion Scholastic Concert World Silver Medal.
Following high school, Bryan also participated with the world-renown Riverside Community College Marching Tigers as a mallet player, as well as participating with Impulse Drum and Bugle Corps during the summer.
Bryan's instructing/arranging career has brought about numerous accolades in a short amount of time, as his first year with Ayala High School earned the ensemble an unprecedented Scholastic World Class sweep at the 2010 Winter Guard International World Championships – earning gold medals in the PSW and PSCW categories and the 2009 WBA High Percussion trophy in the 4A/5A classification.
His high school ensembles regularly compete in other well-known circuits, such as Bands of America (BOA), the Western Band Association (WBA), the Southern California School Band and Orchestra Association (SCSBOA), the Southern California Percussion Alliance (SCPA), and Winter Guard International (WGI). Year after year his programs remain a top contender within each circuit.
Aside from working with Etiwanda High School and Ayala High School. Bryan also writes for Colony High School in Ontario, CA, West Ranch High School in Stevenson Ranch, CA, Valencia High School in Placentia, CA, Chaffey High School in Ontario, CA, Damien High School in La Verne, CA, Valencia High School in Santa Clarita, CA, and Hart High School in Santa Clarita, CA
He is currently the Percussion Director for Etiwanda High School in Rancho Cucamonga, CA – maintaining a busy schedule that is not solely limited to instructing, but arranging for several groups as well. Among them: Academy Drum & Bugle Corp in Tempe, AZ, Gold Drum & Bugle Corps in Oceanside, CA, Velvet Knights Drum & Bugle Corp in Pasadena, CA, Cypress High School in Cypress, CA, Arroyo High School in El Monte, CA, Loara High School in Anaheim, CA, Granada Hills High School in Sherman Oaks, CA, Cesar Chavez HS in Delano, CA, and Robert F. Kennedy High School in Delano, CA, Hanna High School in Brownsville, TX, Hancock High School in Kiln, MS, and Stryke Percussion A from Hollywood, FL.
Bryan is a proud endorser of Remo and also endorses Innovative Percussion.
He currently resides in Chino Hills, CA.